Race car driver dies after collision at Phakisa Raceway

A race car driver died on Friday after being involved in a serious collision during an event at the Phakisa Raceway in Welkom.

ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said that driver collided with another race car and overturned several times.

The driver was found in a critical condition when paramedics and event officials arrived on the scene.

After being removed from the vehicle, paramedics placed him on life support.

Vermaak added that hours after being transferred to Mediclinc Welkom for further emergency treatment, he succumbed to his injuries.


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